After looking over the vise I purchased on Craig’s List I decided it just needed some minor rust removal. It looks like it was rainted at some point (there is paint on the parallel bars near the front) and while I don’t know what is under that paint, overall the surface looks pretty good. Most of the rust is on the bottom on the parallel bars and the screw so I decided to start with some electrolysis rust removal.
I hooked it up to the electrolysis machines and put it into a bucket of water and washing soda for around 4 hours.
I put on some Camilla oil and tomorrow I will use abrasives to clean off the rest.